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v Feb. 5, 1946.
BAKKE WELDING GLOVE l/ENTOE Filed June 25, 1943 Patented Feb. 5, 1946 i WELDING GLOVE 'Kehert Bakke, Minneapolis, Minn, assignor of omrhalf to Gudrun- Elizabeth apolis,
Swahn, Minue- Appiicatio -Ju efzs, 1943, Serial No. 492,238
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in, welding gloves in general.
It is well known that welding gloves are subjected to extremely rough and hard usage and particularly to flying sparks and paiticles of molten metal which may quickly render a glove useless. Various attempts have heretofore been made to provide a welding glove capable of protecting the hand against intense heat, but to the best of my knowledge none of these devices have I proven entirely satisfactory; as their backs are. not impervious to damage from flying sparks and particles of, molten metal. Such a device, is disclosed in the patent to L. J. Sabin, #2,044 ,105, the back of which is composed of an outer or.
secondary soft pliable, back cover ofleather and an inner heat breaker which cooperate to protect the back of the hand against intense heat.
I have found from actual experience that; the use of a soft pliable material in the backof a welding glove does not entirely serve the purpose because flying sparks and particles of molten metal frequently" embed themselves in the back thereof and may quickly burn a hole thru the back of the glove.
After considerable experimental work I discovered that a welding glove may be rendered substantially entirely fireproof and impervious to .flying sparks and particles of molten metal by embodying in the back of the glove a relatively still fireproof shield constructed of a material" which has a relatively hard smooth surface,
whereby when sparks and particles of molten metal strike the surface thereof, they will quickly bounce off, as they cannot become, embedded therein.
It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide an improved welding glove com prising a relativelystill fireproof, back shield which overlies the entire back of the glove,"
whereby flying sparks striking; the back: of the glove are not likely to adhere thereto. I
A further object is to provide in a welding glove comprising the usual" back, palm, and cuff? portions, a relatively stiff, fireproof; shield overlying the. entire back portion of the glove and secured thereto. along the sides olthe; glove, and a shield of similar material being fitted over the cuff or gauntlet p rtion. of; theglove to provide a vision. of. the cuff shield and its associdtionwith the, back shield, whereby flying, sparks and particles of molten metal are not likely to contact the back of the glove at the wrist; and in the manner of embodying the back and cufi shields in the glove. whereby such operationrnay readily be accomplished by conventional manufacturing. operations.
Other objects of the. invention will appear from the following description and theaccompanying drawing and will be pointed, out in, the. annexed claims... In the accompanying drawing there has been disclosed a structure; designed to. carry outthe various objects. of the invention, but, it. is to understoodv that. the. invention is not confined to. the exact features shown, as various, changes may be made within the scope: of th claims.
In the drawing: I I
Figure 1 is a view of a Welding glove. showing the invention embodied, therein;
' Figure. 2. is a view looking, at theface or palmof the glov Figure 6 is a detail sectional view on theline.
6-6 of Figure 3. 4
In the selected embodiment of. the invention herein disclosed, there is illustrated in Figures "1 and 2, for purposes of disclosure, a welding glove comprising the. usualcuff portion 2 and back and palm portions 3 and 4, respectively; stitched together in the usual manner to provide the hand-and cuff portions of the glove. A
An important feature. of the present invention resides in the provision of means for protecting.
the back of the glove against flying sparks and particles of molten metal, frequently'encountered.
when performing welding operations.
- TQ thus protect the back of. the glove-a rela- I.
tively stiff fireproof shield, generally designated by the numeral 5, is secured to the glove. along. the. side seams 6 and 1, as shown in Figure-4,
whereby the intermediate. or central portion of y the shield is unattached tethe glove. so that, air
may circulate between the glove back 3 and the shield 5.
The front end portion 8 of the glove preferably extends well beyond the finger tips, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, and is bent downwardly as portion of the glove, as will be operators work.
shown at 8 as in Figure 1 to provide greater pro- 7 tection for the tips of the fingers.
The rear portion 9 of the back shield extends rearwardly over a portion of the cuff 2 of the glove wrist. By reference to Figure I, it will be noted that the shield has aside portion H V which fits down over the side of the glove and v partially overlies the crotch I 2 of the glove,
thereby toiprotectjthisportion of the glove from sparksand flying embers. Thejportion ll of the glove is secured to the cuff portion of the glove 1 by an interned seam l3, best shown in Figure 5. VT
. 'I'o further protect the glove againstdamage. by flying sparks and particles of molten'metal,
the usual cufi portion or gauntlet of the glove is provided with a relatively stiff fireproof shield I4, which preferably ismade of a material similar to the material from whichthe back} shield 5 is made. The cufi shield l4 may be fitted over the usual cuif or gauntlet 2 of the glove,' and tween. said members lengthwise of the glove, when the hand is opened and closed.
Gloves embodying the invention herein disclosed have been used fo -long periods of time without damage thereto by flying sparks and particles of molten metal, which has resulted in a reduction in the costof performing welding operations, as well as'the maintenance costv of equipment, such as gloves.- It is not uncommon when using conventional weldinggloves that the utility of such gloves maybe rendered useless for further wear after a few hours work, particularly when they are constantly subjected to flying Sparks, as is frequently the case. The novel glove hereindi'sclosd is not affected by sparks or particles of moltenmetal, as such sparks quickly bounce off the surface r the shields when striking them whereby no damage is done to the glove.
is shown. secured to the wristportion of the glove by arow'of stitches [5 which, it will be noted, are
The stiff material, preferably asbestos, used in the construction of the back shield 5 servesanother purpose in that it provides a very substantial support for the welding torch ortool. When shown passing thru the rearwardly turned flange 1 portion"; of a heat-resisting lining. I! of the cuff erence' to Figure 1,: I
understood by ref- The. cufi shield" l 4 is preferably made from a 'single'blank cutto be fitted over the cuff or gauntlet 2 ofthe glove and having its opposed edges stitched together along one'side of the glove byfia' seam" [8, shown in Figures ,3and 6.
' As an added protection. to the hand against v intenseheat, such as is frequently encountered when welding, a heat-resisting member I9 is interposed between the'back shield 5 and the back of the glove, as will 'be understood by reference toi iguresl and 4. The heat-resisting member Weldingthe left hand is usually held insubstan tially the position shown in Figure 2, whereby the torch may be supported upon the rounded upper edge of the shield 5, as will readily be understood.
It will be apparentv to those skilled in the'artf that I have accomplished at least the principal objects of my invention, and it will also be apparent to those skilled in the artthat the embodiments herein described may be variously changed and modified without'departingfrom I9 maybeconstructed of any suitable material capable of resisting heat as, for example, asbestos. The member I 9 may be securedito the body of the glove along the sides thereof by theseams 6 and'l; shown in Figures 1, 2 and 4.
The novel welding glove herein'disclosed has been' found very practical in actual operation. One of the important features of the glove resides in the stiffness of the-back 'and ,cufi shields 5 and M, respectively, and in the smooth hard surfacethereof By so constructing these shields, sparks and particles of molten metal which may impinge; thereagainst, will bounce off the shields, usually without leaving a mark thereon. The back, shield offers complete protection for the back of the glove, as it extends well down overjthe sides of the back of the glove, and for wardly beyondthe finger tips. It also extends rearwardly over the adjacent portion of the cuff shield l4, thereby to prevent sparks and particles of' molten rnetalfroin getting under the shield 5 from the rear edge portion thereof. It will also be noted that the fore-and little fingers: of the glove 'do' not have their fore endsattached to the 'backshield' 5, norfthe heat resisting member l9, whereby the fingers of the hand may be freely used in a conventional manner, and whereby provision of the fireproof back shield 5 and cuff shield M will not in any way interfere with the Both the back shield 5 and heat resisting member I9 have their central portion unattached to the glove'back, whereby air may'circulate bethe spirit of the invention, and. that the invention is capable of uses and hasadvantagesnot herein specifically described; hence' it will be 7 appreciated that the herein disclosed embodi- ;ments are illustrative only, and that my invention;
is not limited thereto.
I claim as my invention:
1. In a welders glovecomprising the usual back, palm and cuff portions, a'preformed, mom 1 bendable fireproof shield overlying the back of the glove and' extending forwardly beyond the finger tips and rearwardly over a portion of the cuff and attached to the sides ofthe glove and free from the outer sides of the fore and fourth, fingers, whereby all of the operator's fingers are always free to carry on the necessary work, the
intermediate portion of said shield being 'unat-,
tached, and a fireproof shield of similar material fitting over the entire cuff portion of the glove and cooperating with said back shield to protect,
the wearers hand against sparks and molten parf ticles of metal. 2. In a welders glove, comprising the usual back, palm and cuif portions, a preformed sub stantially non-flexible fireproof. 'yshield having portions of its side edges secured to thesides of i the glove in alignment with the palm portion thereof, and free from the outer sides of the fore and first fingers, whereby said sh ield will not impede the operation of any of the-operators fingers when using the glove, and the 'forward' end of said shield extending well beyond thetips f 0f the fingers and curving inwardly to provideia